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hominization

[hom-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌhɒm ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the evolution of the human traits that set the genus Homo apart from its primate ancestors.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < Latin homin- (stem of homō man (see Homo) + -ization
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